Independent Green Campbell to seek office in Virginia

Virginia’s Laurel Hill Connection reports former state Independent Green Party chairman Carey Campbell will run for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. A special election is likely to take place in February; incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly was elected to the U.S. House earlier this month. Campbell was a leader of an effort to draft New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for president in 2008.

9 thoughts on “Independent Green Campbell to seek office in Virginia

  1. chinese_conservative

    This party is so weird. What extactly are they in the political spectrum? They tried to get Bloomberg and Ron Paul to run together and then they put Chuck Baldwin on the ballot line? Are they for smaller government? They don’t seem to have a coherent platform.

  2. darolew

    They claim to be “common sense”; in multiple places on their website, the IGP states it is “Fiscally Conservative, Socially Responsible”. They also advocate for the building of rail systems.

    Overall, the IGP would seem to lean centrist.

  3. Vin

    I wrote about some of this on my blog awhile back. While we don’t have the whole story, apparently the Independent Green Party tried to affiliate with the Modern Whig Party and ride their Target Fairfax campaign. Story goes that they tried to get the Whig Party chairman to run with them and after considering it, he turned them down. That would have been a kiss of death so I am personally glad the Modern Whigs rejected these guys. In all fairness, this is all from the Whig forums and message boards, and the chairman never dumps on anybody or attacks them. The Modern Whigs are now building their own Fairfax infrastructure to some success according to the mass emailings.

  4. mscrib

    Vin,

    Probably a good call on avoiding Campbell since the Indy Greens are pretty much the “throw more money into the black hole that is WMATA” party.

  5. Ross Levin

    Oh, wow – chairman vs. chairman. That will be an interesting race.

    I was reading about “Project Fairfax.” Good luck with it, and I hope I’ll be able to keep everyone posted on it.

  6. Vin

    ModernWhig,

    Your post isn’t completely accurate from my knowledge… Mike Lebowitz is looking at running for the Virginia House of Delegates in Fairfax County and not the Superviser Position. From what I have seen on the Whig boards, Mike turned down the Independent Green Party’s offer to have him as their candidate because he viewed it as a stinker of a race for a focal point Whig endeavor and didn’t want to risk the negativity associated with that fringe group. Instead, “Target Fairfax” project is building a grassroots local infrastructure with an ever-growing ground team and tactical support from the national Whig membership, with a few coordinated fundraising events thrown in. This will be fun to watch.

    Still, Lebowitz has some impressive organizational skills and is well connected. He would have destroyed Carey Campbell and his merry band of weirdos if they were in the same race, and that would have indeed been fun to watch.

  7. Ms. Know

    The left-wing illuminati make a way to even make the independents look back, because that’s what they do.

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